Current Land Use Planning Projects
Regional Problem Solving
Collaborative regional problem solving, enacted by the Oregon legislature in 1996, established a process through which local governments may seek to solve regional problems through a cooperative process. As part of the this process, existing land use regulations are examined in relation to the regional problems of the area. After collaboration with state agencies that would be affected by any changes proposed by the community and local government, amendments may be made to comprehensive plans and land use regulations aimed at solving identified problems. Such solutions as may be found can be approved even if they do not meet the literal terms of administrative rules, so long as they conform, on the whole, with the statewide planning process.
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